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  November 19, 2007 — In This Newsletter:

Tax Season: This Time It’s Personal
by Rick Telberg/At Large
CPAs reveal top competitive strategies for 2008. Get the secrets. Join the study.

Refining Fair Value Measurement
from Journal of Accountancy
FASB 157 upgrades the quality of financial reporting.

A Synthetic Dividend
by Eugene Fama, Jr.
Your clients may use bonds to meet current and future income needs. While bonds pay steady income, using them expressly for that purpose can add to unplanned risks.

No Big Deal
from CFO Magazine
The credit crunch may have knocked the blockbuster out of favor, but middle-market M&A remains quite healthy.

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Weekly Spotlight

Truth and Lies in Accounting Services Branding
by Mike Schultz
Five branding maxims revealed.

Tax Relief for U.S. Expatriates’ Housing Costs
Sponsored by BNA Software
The rules and calculations associated with expatriate housing costs are quite complex. This article takes a closer look.

Converging Standards: What's Ahead for Global Accounting?
Sponsored by PASS Online, a member of TTA
A quick update on the march toward accounting standards globalization: Where we’re at today, and the challenges to come as we move toward convergence.

Tax Season Is Just Over the Horizon  
Sponsored by Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC
Two very different issues are dominating the tax world — what are they?

Amendments to IRC § 6694 Raises New Issues and Concerns
Sponsored by BNA Tax & Accounting
The newly amended Section 6694 significantly alters the playing field, putting in place a new standard that is ill-defined. Get the details here

One Times Gross: Is That the Law?
Sponsored by Accounting Practice Sales
Most accountants believe that practices are worth “one times annual gross revenues.” Does that law hold true in the marketplace?

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New and Noteworthy

SEC Lifts Requirement, Foreign Firms No Longer Required to Comply With American Accounting Rules
View details.

AICPA National Business Valuation Conference
Dr. Loren Scott keynotes. Ideal for BV specialists, CEOs, CFOs.
December 2-4.

Succession Assessment — Is Your Firm Being Realistic?
Expert reveals how to retain top talent, when a merger is the best option. November 20.

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New in the CPA2Biz Store

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Presenter Sidney Kess leads a team of tax authorities in reviewing major tax developments affecting 1120 and 1120S return preparation. Earn up to 24 CPE credits.

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The CPA's Guide to Retirement Plans for Small Businesses
(2nd Edition)

This new edition of Gary Lesser’s popular guide provides latest approaches and techniques. Add on Plan Illustration Software for quick results.

Life Cycle Planning for the CPA Practice: Practical Strategies
and Forms

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AICPA Conferences
National Business Valuation Conference
12/2 - 12/4, New Orleans, LA
Current SEC and PCAOB Developments
12/10 - 12/12, New York, NY
National Construction Industry Conference
12/13 - 12/14, Las Vegas, NV
See Full Conferences Calendar
AICPA Webcasts
11/20 - Succession Assessment — Is Your Firm Being Realistic?
12/12 - Using Media Outreach to Attract Clients and Promote Your Financial Planning Practice

12/18 - SEC Quarterly Update Webcast Series — 4Q 2007


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